Thursday, August 10, 2017

Collaborating with HEART!

It is Imagination Theater’s mission to provide diverse audiences with original, dynamic, participatory theatrical programming that enhances well-being and creates a more civil, safe society.  We are extremely grateful to be just one of many phenomenal organizations in Chicago striving to enhance well-being and promote civility within our communities.

HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) has been benefiting the communities they serve since 2001 and the work they do is both necessary and inspiring.

HEART’s educators recognize and highlight the intersections between human rights, animal protection, and environmental stewardship.  Their programs strengthen communities by raising awareness around pertinent issues and empowering teachers and young people to become advocates for each other, animals, and the earth.

Our two organizations began talking about ways we could work together at a Communities In Schools of Chicago event toward the end of the 16/17 school year.  We are thrilled to announce that our initial conversation has grown into an exciting collaboration for the 2017/18 school year.

HEART is offering a great program on empathy skills and social emotional learning for grades 4th through 6th.  At the end of their ten week program students create comics about how they can use the skills they learned during the program to manage their emotions and resolve conflict peacefully.  After the conclusion of their program, Imagination Theater will be turning some of those student generated comics into short, interactive plays to be performed at the school.

We are thrilled to launch this partnership and share our work with HEART.  For more information about HEART and their offerings or to book their program, email Mickey at

As always, you can learn more about Imagination Theater at

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